09/06/2012 07:57 pm ET

Joe Biden Cries As Son Beau Biden Speaks At Democratic National Convention (VIDEO)

Vice President Joe Biden teared up as his son Beau Biden placed his name into nomination for reelection at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. on Thursday night.

"Four years ago, I told you that my father has always been there for me, my brother, and my sister, and that as vice president, he would be there for you. And he has," Beau Biden said, according to his prepared remarks.

He continued, "I've seen it. I've watched him use more than three decades of relationships, experience, respect and goodwill to help move vital legislation, just like he did with the Violence Against Women Act. I've watched him strengthen relationships with our allies and stare down our adversaries. I've seen him make quiet visits to veterans' hospitals and private phone calls to the families of first responders killed in the line of duty. I've seen him salute the workers in factories that are only open because of decisions that he and President Obama had the courage to make. I've seen him shake the hand of every single student in a graduating class of 900 because he wants those kids to remember the day they got their diplomas and do something big with them."

Watch video of the vice president's reaction to his son's words above.



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